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Offline Mick

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Guitar Headphone Amplifiers
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:41:14 PM »
Guitar Headphone Amplifiers

A guitar headphone amplifier is a great little mini amp, especially designed for practising your guitar. Plug in your guitar, and your headphones, switch on and you're away. Fantastic if you're stuck in the hotel room, or travelling light etc. Not to mention, if you can't afford a full size amp, then this would make a great way to get started.

Different makes and models

These little mini amps come in all different flavours, and by several manufacturers. Namely Vox, Marshall, Fender, Behringer, C=Tec, and Dean to name a few. There;s a whole list of them out there if you search. The great thing about some of these Headphone amps is the fact they have emulated the sounds of their full size amps.
 
The Vox AC30 for example is available in three styles: Classic Rock, and Metal. With a added AUX in jack lets you jam along with your CD/MP3 player. Neat.
 
There's also some bass versions, so you bass players won't feel left out. The Vox AmPlug Bass is modeled after VOX's classic AC100 bass amplifier, so you'll get some great tones out of this little amp.

Quite a few makes of them out there to, and some manufacturers make different versions to fit your sound.  Look down the list below, and you'll see the different versions.  I haven't added them all, but a quick search will bring up all the different flavours available.

Note:  All links below are to amazon.com  These units might might vary, and be named differently on amazon uk etc.



C Tech Pocket Rockit V2 Guitar Headphone Amplifier  http://bit.ly/RyoVsh
C Tech Pocket Rock-It V1  Guitar Headphone Amp http://bit.ly/112uZgV




Dean Stack in a Box Guitar Headphone Amp http://bit.ly/Wks4J5




Fender Mini Deluxe Amp  http://bit.ly/X96f1F 
Fender Mini ’57 Twin Amp  http://bit.ly/112vl7d




Marshall MS-2 Mini Amp  http://bit.ly/112vnfl
Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack  http://bit.ly/WksgYS




Note: Vox models listed below is only a small sample, of the range.

Vox amPlug Classic Rock Headphone Amp  http://bit.ly/RypJO2
Vox Amplug AC30 Headphone Amp  http://bit.ly/X96zh4
Vox amPlug Metal Headphone Amp  http://bit.ly/Wkssas
Vox AmPlug Bass Guitar Headphone Amp  http://bit.ly/WksFdY
Korg Vox APJS amPlug Joe Satriani Guitar Headphone Amp  http://bit.ly/RyqcQn



So anyone used one or more of these mini amps?  Any good, and do they sound as good as the real thing, or at least close to it?

If you use one not mentioned above, please list it below and tell us what you think of it.

Find more Guitar headphone amps on ebay http://bit.ly/UsGUmp




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Re: Guitar Headphone Amplifiers
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 03:38:00 PM »
I used to have one of the little Marshall ones. I can't say I really enjoyed it and gave it to my little sisters friend fairly soon. Just a bit tinny and unreal sounding for my tastes!

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Re: Guitar Headphone Amplifiers
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 08:26:47 PM »

Just a bit tinny and unreal sounding for my tastes!


Thanks, I admit the Marshall one does sound a bit tinny compared to some.  ;)

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